Choosing a gift for your older loved ones…what a great feeling to find the perfect gift! However, there are times when the perfect gift idea eludes you. If that happens, we would like to help. Here is a list of gift suggestions for seniors. Of course. choosing the appropriate gift will depend on the health, energy and living arrangements of your loved one.
Cardigans with large buttons
Dresses that open down the front
Pajamas, warm robes and fleece nightgowns
Slippers and socks
Sweat suits with zippers
Readers Digest (large print)
Special interest magazines
filled with their favorite goodies.
Grandma/Grandpa album of fond memories
Framed family photos
Deck of cards
Flowers and plants
The Roomba-Robotic vacuum cleaner
Cell Phone with large buttons and volume control (such as the jitterbug)
Telephone with large buttons and volume control
Senior oriented video games such as wii exercise for seniors. The Wii is becoming more and more popular with seniors. Seniors are using it to keep fit – both physically and mentally.
Old radio shows on tape (DVD)
Favorite old movies
Books on tape
Motion activated night light
Personalized coffee mugs
Electronic grocery list reminder
Donation to favorite charity on behalf of recipient
Senior loved ones often treasure gifts of your time and companionship.
Again, be aware of health, energy and living arrangements. Short (and frequent) visits may be preferred to long visits. If you cannot visit as often as you would like, you can contact churches, religious affiliations, and other organizations who visit seniors as a community service. They are happy to help.
Interested in a tour of Doolittle Home? Call 508.543.2694 and ask for DeAnna Willis, Executive Director.